A Day of Gratitude

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It is a day many Americans gather with their families to watch football, give thanks, and gorge themselves on the traditional meal of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and all the rest.

I spent the first half of my life leaving people behind. It wasn’t until I found the place and the person I call home that I realized how much I missed many people from my past. After losing almost everything from my life, I’ve felt the need to reconnect with some of those folks. I am thankful for those who have accepted the hand I’ve extended. I don’t expect we will ever really be friends again, but I have had the chance to apologize for my behavior back in the day.

I am thankful for all of the support we have had in the last year. Without the help of our friends and family—and you, my readers, thanks for reading my rambles—I’m not sure where we would be. It hasn’t always been easy, but we are managing to stay positive and look ahead.

First Reader and I are particularly thankful for Best Riding Friend, who has opened her home to us. Having a stable home after such a complete loss has been invaluable to our mental and emotional health. For that, we will be forever grateful.

Before I gush too much, it’s time to start cooking that feast. To be followed by a food coma shortly after consuming. Have a Thankful day.

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